Dr. Miklos A. Vasarhelyi

Dr. Miklos A. Vasarhelyi is KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick; and Technology Consultant, E-Commerce Solutions  Group AT&T Laboratories.

He has his BS degrees from the State University of Guanabara (Economics) and Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Electrical Engineering) his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Management and his Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles (Management Information Systems).

Prof. Vasarhelyi's current research interests deal with the area of continuous auditing/ control monitoring, Internet pricing, economics of telecommunications and agents in electronic commerce. He has taught in accounting and system topics both at the graduate and executive programs in the US, Europe and South America. Has consulted on accounting and computer matters for the government and major firms in the US, Europe, and Brazil. He received research grants from the FASB, the Touche Ross Foundation, the Peat, Marwick and Mitchell Foundation, the American Accounting Association, the Accounting Education Change Commission, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Ernst & Young, and others.

Prof. Vasarhelyi is the Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center and was Area Chairman for three years and was the William Von Minden Professor of Accounting Information Systems for two years. Prof. Vasarhelyi visited at the Theseus Institute in France and is “Professeur Vacataire” at that institution.  He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern Europe in Monaco.  He was Associate Professor and Director of the Accounting Research Center of the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University and Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Southern California. Creator and coordinator of the MBA program at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, as well as Executive Director of the Rio Data Center. Prof. Vasarhelyi has been associated with the AT&T Bell Laboratories since 1985.  Author of several books on Accounting (Pensions and Inflation), Computer Related Topics (Electronic Commerce, Internet, APL language, Microcomputers, and Advanced Auditing, Expert Systems) and Research (Literature Directory), and over 110 articles in journals and publications such as the Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Journal of Accountancy, Decision Sciences, Accounting, Organizations & Society and other journals. Prof. Vasarhelyi is joint Webmaster at the Rutgers Accounting Web the leading accounting Web site and principal investigator of the RAW project.

Professor Vasarhelyi has taught executive programs on electronic commerce to many large international organizations including GE, J&J, Eli Lilly, Baxter, ADL, Volvo, Siemens, Chase Bank, and AT&T and is working on his forthcoming book entitled The Electronization of Business: Managing the Edge. His book on E-Commerce (with M. Greenstein) will be published in July by McGraw Hill. Materials from this book can be found at https://raw.rutgers.edu/ecommerce.

Prof. Vasarhelyi speaks five languages and has extensively worked in South America and Europe as well as some work in China. Most of his recent executive /action learning / consulting has been in an international context.

Prof. Vasarhelyi has developed the field of continuous auditing and is very involved with standard setting and evolutionary issues of the financial world. He consulted for the FASB (projects 33, 87), is member of the SYSTRUST committee and is involved with the development of the XBRL standard. Under his leadership the AAA, FEI, IAFEI, FASB, GASB, IMA, AGA, IIA and others set up their Web presence and strategies. Prof. Vasarhelyi has also helped the AICPA before the outset of its own Web efforts.